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Press Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply for a Press Badge?

A: Please review the Press Badge qualifications information and submit a Press Pass Registration form. You will receive a response via e-mail within 10 business days. If you do not hear back from us, please follow up with the PMX Press Relations Manager.

Q: Do I qualify for Major Press?

A: If you work for a major regional or national broadcast or news outlet such as the L.A Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, KSCI18, etc, and you are here to cover PMX, you qualify for Major Press.

Q: What's the difference between Emerging Press and Standard Press?

A: Our press guidelines allow new or amateur press to attend and get to know us as we get to know them, while continuing our relations with established press. Emerging Press registrants are welcome to request Standard Badges the following year.

Q: What's the difference between Press Badge Approval and having a Press Badge?

A: A confirmation e-mail will not get you into the convention. You must pick up a physical badge at the Press Office. All members of the press must wear their badges at all times if conducting press-related business during the event.

Q: What do I need when I pick up my badge?

A: To pick up your badge, you will need:
  1. A photo ID. PMX will not issue badges without one! For identification purposes, you may only pick up your own badge. Business cards are also encouraged.
  2. Credentials and/or email waiver (if applicable).
  3. Registration receipt page printout with web registration code.
  4. Your coverage from last year (if applicable).
  5. A reachable cell/room phone number during con hours.

Q: I'm registered as Emerging Press, but I still want to cover the concerts!

A: As an approved press attendee, your con membership, of course, is complimentary. You are welcome to purchase tickets to special events. PMX will provide professional-quality photos of concerts and the convention overall to interested press organizations, for use in con coverage. If you seek access to the special event press area/photo pit after purchasing your ticket but prior to the event, you may request an exception from the PMX Press Relations Manager.

Q: How do I obtain preferred or assigned seating for special events?

A: Major and Standard Press: Please check-in at the Press Office at least two hours before the show and be there thirty minutes before seating begins in case of special announcements or instructions from the PMX Press Relations Manager, Security, etc. We will head down together and you will be escorted to the press area.

Q: How do I interview a Guest of Honor?

A: Press will be offered preferred seating and access during combined fan and press panels. Some Guests of Honor (GoH) may also be available for private press conferences. Press members are encouraged to ask questions, but also share the time with other press members and fans. Members of the press are absolutely NOT allowed to bring guests into GoH interviews. If you would like to conduct a one-on-one interview with a GoH, please contact the PMX Press Relations Manager for consideration. You MUST provide your own interpreter for private interviews. Only Major and Standard Press registrants are permitted to request private interviews.

Q: Why might my Press Badge be revoked?

A: Reasons for revocation include but are not limited to:
  1. Bothering a Guest of Honor.
  2. Requesting autographs or sketches outside the normal autograph sessions.
  3. Bringing non-press guests to interviews or special events.
  4. Unprofessional and/or inappropriate behavior.
  5. Violation of any policy set forth by the Press Office and Pacific Media Expo.
Note: The PMX Press Manager and Pacific Media Expo retain the right to revoke any badge at any time for any reason whatsoever.
 
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Night Zero Reg Delay
PMX Attendees Night Zero Registration has been delayed to 8 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. (11.08.12)

PMX is Mobile!
You can now find PMX on Guidebook. Schedule, maps, twitter, alerts and more on your iOS and Android devices for free! (11.08.12)

Guest Update
Due to a health issue, Z8 will not be able to travel to PMX this weekend. PMX apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause. (11.06.12)

Deadline Extended
The deadline for entering CosFest is now Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The rules have also been updated with times and locations. (11.04.12)

Program Schedule
The PMX Programming Schedule has been updated. (11.02.12)

Swap Meet Info
PMX Swap Meet information for 2012 has been posted. Signup opens tonight at 8! (11.01.12)

Avatar's Prince Zuko
Actor Dante Basco will be appearing at PMX. Dante will be appearing Sunday and will have a panel and autograph session. (10.31.12)

CosFest Forms
Forms for CosFest participation and judging are now available here. Fill out forms relevant to your entry and bring them to the Cosplay Office. (10.30.12)

Night Zero
Get a head start on the weekend by picking up your badge early! Come join us Thursday night for PMX Night Zero. (10.30.12)

Reiyukai America
PMX welcomes back Reiyukai America. They will be holding a panel and workshops on Friday and Saturday. (10.30.12)

Game On
PMX Gaming returns and expands for 2012 with both video game and table top gaming. It will also feature a Go workshop. (10.26.12)

Taiko Workshop
Senryu Taiko will be coming to PMX to hold a panel and have a workshop. Attendees also get a chance to try out the taiko drums. (10.26.12)

Food Trucking
PMX Food Program is pleased to announce The Bun Truck and Truck Norris will be serving at PMX 2012. (10.26.12)

Pocky Room
The Pocky Room is back! Sample the many different flavors of the popular snack food at PMX 2012. (10.26.12)

Program Schedule
The programming schedule for PMX 2012 is now available! The schedule will be updated up until PMX, so stay tuned for more updates! (10.24.12)

Power Rangers!
PMX welcomes Power Rangers Samurai, featuring rangers Alex Heartman, Steven Skyler, Najee De-Tiege, and Hector David Jr. (10.23.12)

Winter Crafts
PMX is pleased to announce Winterland Craft Party with special guest Masumi Kanoh of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright! (10.19.12)

GRAMM
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to announce GRAMM designer Z8 as our second fashion guest of honor for 2012. (10.18.12)

Application News
The applications for Way of the Stick and Blade and White Out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments are now available! (10.18.12)

Artists Market Details
Artists Market Signup instructions have been posted! Click here. Signup opens tonight at 8! (10.18.12)

Mobile Guide
PMX will once again be using Guidebook to provide up-to-date schedules and maps to attendees using Apple iOS or Android devices. (10.17.12)

Ryan Stylez
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White Rabbit
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$45 Pre-Reg Extended
The October deadline for $45 Full Memberships has been extended to the 15th. Click here. (10.07.12)

Artists Market Info
Signup for tables will open on Thursday October 11th 18th at 8 P.M. Click here for more information. (10.05.12)

Fashion Guest
PMX is excited to announce our fashion guest of honor, Masumi Kanoh, representing Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. (10.03.12)

Are You a VIP?
The Moon Stream VIP Fan Bundle will go on sale at 8:15 p.m. PDT on Tues., Oct. 2. (09.26.12)

Press Reg is Open!
Please note that Press Policies have changed somewhat this year. Click here for more information. (09.25.12)

Industry Reg is Open!
Please note that Industry Policies have changed somewhat this year. Click here for more information. (09.21.12)

Panel Reg is Open!
Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (09.20.12)

Nights of Music
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Mr. Nonaka Returns
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Moon Stream at PMX
PMX welcomes Moon Stream as music guest of honor. VIP fan bundle will be available. (09.16.12)

Just Dance
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Welcome Mr. Yokota
PMX is pleased to welcome character designer and animation director Mamoru Yokota. This is his first appearance at PMX. (09.14.12)

CosFest Reg is Open!
CosFest rules have been updated and online registration is now open. (09.08.12)

FMA Returns
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Scavenger Hunt
The Fashion Scavenger Hunt returns! Win prizes by exploring the convention and solving puzzles. (08.15.12)

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